Making magic with metal

Making magic with metal


SHAYNA: THIS IS A DO-IT-YOURSELF
KIND OF GUY, A MAGICIAN WITH
METAL. HIS SHOP IN CHARLTON IS A MAGIC
FOR — MAGNET FOR CAR LOVERS
LIKE THIS MAN.>>IT IS A 1967 MASERATI. I BOUGHT IT AT AN AUCTION. IT HAD DAMAGE ALL OVER IT. I STARTED LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO
LEARN TO DO BODYWORK BECAUSE
NOTHING IS AVAILABLE FOR THE
CAR. IT HAS TO BE MADE. SHAYNA: HE NEEDS VISION,
KNOW-HOW AND THE RIGHT TOOLS. THIS PERSON HAS IT ALL, STARTING
WITH CLASSES IN METAL SHAPING,
THE BASIS OF COACH BUILDING, A

>>SCULPTING WITH METAL THE WAY
YOU WOULD WITH CLAY. YOU CAN DO IT WITH YOUR FINGERS. METAL YOU HAVE TO DO WITH TOOLS. THE CARS THAT ARE RESTORED
TODAY, SOMETIMES THEY ARE BITS
AND PIECES AND YOU HAVE TO
MANUFACTURE A LOT OF THE PARTS
AND IT CAN TAKE 5000 HOURS TO
RESTORE A CAR. SHAYNA: THESE PIECES ARE FROM A
1955 LOTUS MARK NINE HARVEY IS
DETERMINED TO MAKE ROADWORTHY
AGAIN.>>THERE WERE APPROXIMATELY 25
OF THESE MADE. THIS IS ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING
PIECES OF THE BODY OF THE CAR. SHAYNA: HE TOOK THE CLASS WITH
AN OPTION FOR SHOP TIME TO WORK
ON HIS CAR. HE SHAPES NEW PIECES PATTERN
FROM THIS LOTUS.>>ALL OF THE MECHANICALS OF THE
CAR AND HOPEFULLY I WILL HAVE
THE CAR READY TO RUN FOR THE
FALL FINALE. SHAYNA: ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.>>IT IS AN INTOXICATING HOBBY
AND CRAFT WHEN YOU LEARN HOW TO
DO IT AND YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE
THIS POWER TO CREATE ANYTHING. SHAYNA: HE STARTED TINKERING
WITH CARS AT THE AGE OF 12. HIS GRANDFATHER HAD A
RESTORATION SHOP IN THE 1960’S
IN SHREWSBURY.>>ICONIC CARS ARE BEAUTIFUL. THE ITALIAN COACH BUILDERS DID
MOST WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF
TOOLS. THAT PROVES THE AVERAGE PERSON
CAN LEARN THIS SKILL AND IT IS
AMAZING AND GRATIFYING. SHAYNA: PEOPLE COME FROM AROUND
THE U.S. AND THE WORLD TO TAKE
THESE CLASSES.>>A TREMENDOUS SHOP WITH EVERY
TOOL UNDER THE SUN. UNDER HIS GUIDANCE I CAN GET
THIS CAR DONE FOR A FRACTION OF
THE COST OF PAYING SOMEONE TO DO
EVERYTHING. THESE CLASSIC CARS ARE
AUTOMOTIVE ART AND SOMETHING
LIKE THIS WAS GOING TO BE
DESTROYED. I AM TRYING TO SAVE IT AND I
WILL ENJ

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